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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chinese Climbing `Great Firewall' to Facebook Doubles Users of Banned Site

The Great Firewall of China has helped the government block websites from the Falun Gong to Twitter Inc. for years in the world’s most censored Internet market. He Xin recently discovered how to bypass the restrictions. ...He uses UltraReach Internet Corp.’s free Ultrasurf, one of the growing number of so-called Virtual Private Network services used in the world’s biggest Internet market to circumvent censors....Last week, Facebook opened an office in Hong Kong, bringing the company closer to China, where Susquehanna International Group LLP estimates the online advertising market will triple to almost $13 billion by 2014. More at Bloomberg

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